Casework Intern(s) wanted

Casework internship position: Responsible to casework solicitors Main tasks •    Research of different kinds online •    Help with file management •    Taking calls from prospective clients •    Attending client meetings, taking notes of meetings, some direct communication with clients •    Help with preparing documents to accompany applications to the home Office •    Help with preparation of appeal bundles •    Some ...

The Paralegal PII Scheme re-launched

The Institute has re-launched the Paralegal Professional Indemnity Insurance Scheme provided in partnership with leading professional insurance brokers, Caunce O'Hara. Steve Wilcock, Director of Policy at the institute said, "Part of our remit is to provide essential services for paralegal practices and sole practitioners. The provision of dedicated, easily accessible and eminently affordable professional insurance is an important part of ...

2013 - The Year of the Paralegal !

This is it folks. Over the last few years we have had a perfect storm of economic, sociological and political forces that have blown through the legal profession and reshaped the landscape. Economic circumstances have required sustainable legal business models; society has demanded affordable legal services and equality of access to legal careers; government has regulated for change. Paralegals have ...

Institute joins the Instructus group

The Institute of Paralegals (IoP) is making its move in the professional development market after being bought into by Instructus Group - a group of education bodies focused on developing UK's professionals. The deal comes as part of the IoP's aim to inject more resources into developing the careers of paralegals and legal secretaries with professional status, competency standards and ...

Free impartial energy price comparison service for IoP members

With the weather turning bleak, and energy bills rising, how can you be sure you're on the best energy tariff? IOP members have access to Member Energy's free, 100% impartial energy price comparison service. This can help find the cheapest gas and electricity suppliers in your area. Not only could you make substantial savings, but if you register for the ...

IOP Holiday Closure

The Institute is closed from 21.12.12 to 02.01.13.  We wish you a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Cashback Gift Cards for IoP members

It provides IoP members with a unique way to earn cashback when shopping on the high street or at the supermarket. Cashback Giftcards for all your purchases you can earn cashback of between 5% and 15% at Sainsburys, ASDA, M&S, Comet, B&Q, Debenhams, H Samuel, Costa and many more! The cashback can then be used for more shopping or allowed ...

Institute working with Lawyers Defence Group

The LDG are independent, qualified lawyers offering confidential, practical and expert advice on conduct, discipline, practice, partnership, employment and much more for all lawyers, from whatever branch of the law. An offering is currently being created for Institute members and the LDG are supporting the Institutes competency standards and new quality mark for paralegal law firms.

Paralegals and Lasting Powers of Attorney

Being a paralegal does not automatically entitle you to act as a Certificate Provider. There are 4 classes of recognised professionals for this purpose: •    a registered healthcare professional (your doctor for example) •    a solicitor, barrister, or advocate •    a registered social worker •    an Independent Mental Capacity Advocate (IMCA) If you are a skills-based Certificate Provider and you ...

Major new investment at the Institute of Paralegals

A full announcement will be made shortly but that the investor is a major UK organisation with long-standing expertise in promoting learning and professional development and "is a perfect fit" for the Institute. Steve Wilcock, a member of the Institute's senior management team who has been at the Institute since its inception, said, "We are just signing off on a ...